SDSU Football-Army Postgame Notes

Dec. 23, 2017

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General Notes
• San Diego State finished the 2017 campaign with a 10-3 record.
Rashaad Penny rushed for 221 yards, making him the fourth player in FBS history with at least 200 yards rushing in five straight games. The others are Marcus Allen (USC, 1981), Barry Sanders (Oklahoma State, 1988) and Jamario Thomas (North Texas, 2004).
Rocky Long falls to 8-2 (.800) in his San Diego State tenure against service academy teams.
• San Diego State fell to 14-3 since 2012 against teams that finish the season ranked among the top 25 in rushing offense. Army came into the game ranked No. 1.
• San Diego State fell to 2-1 vs. Army West Point after claiming a road victory in 2011 and a home win in 2012, before the result today.
• The Aztecs lost for the first time in 40 games when they rush for at least 200 yards and fell to 47-3 in the Rocky Long era when rushing for at least 200 yards.
• SDSU recorded its 10th kickoff return touchdown since 2015, three more than the second most in the country (Kansas State and Memphis with 7).
• The Aztecs fell to 12-3 in their last 15 games, 18-5 in their last 23 and 31-6 in their last 37.
• San Diego State ended the season by scoring in 20 consecutive quarters.

Trends
• SDSU started with the ball for the 72nd time over the last 84 games.
• San Diego State lost the coin toss for just the 24th time over the last 53 games.
• The Aztecs have now gone 144 games without suffering a shutout (Nov. 18, 2006 at TCU), which is the second-longest streak among current Mountain West schools (Boise State at 264).
• SDSU held its opponent scoreless on its opening drive for the 30th time over the last 38 games and for the 31st time since 2015 (41 games).
• The Aztecs fell to 8-1 this season and 47-13 in the Rocky Long era when scoring first.
• The Aztecs fell to 10-1 this season and 56-11 in the Rocky Long era when leading after three quarters.
• SDSU fell to 10-1 this year and 62-15 in the Rocky Long era when scoring just 20 or more points.

Player Notes

* Rashaad Penny, Sr., RB/KR (14 att., 221 yds., 4 TD | 2 KR, 62 yds. | 276 AP yds.)
• Rushed 14 times for 221 yards, which is a 15.8 yards-per-carry average.
• Set a career high with four rushing touchdowns and matched his career high with four touchdowns overall.
• Passed Donnel Pumphrey (2,133 yards in 2016) for the most rushing yards in program history. His 2,248 yards are the fifth most in NCAA FBS single-season history
• Became the fourth player in FBS history with at least 200 yards rushing in five straight games. The others are Marcus Allen (USC, 1981), Barry Sanders (Oklahoma State, 1988) and Jamario Thomas (North Texas, 2004).
• Broke 100 yards rushing for the fifth straight game, 11th time this season and 16th time of his career.
• The 11 100-yard rushing games this year rank in a tie for first in SDSU single-season history (Donnel Pumphrey in 2016), while the 16 career 100-yard games are ranked third.
• Broke 150 yards for the ninth time this season and 10th time of his career.
• Broke 200 yards rushing for the sixth time this season passing Donnel Pumphrey (2016) and Marshall Faulk (1992) for the most in SDSU single-season history. His six career 200-yard rushing games are tied with Pumphrey (2013-14-15-16) for the second most in program history, only trailing Faulk’s seven.
• Scored his 20th, 21st, 22nd and 23rd rushing touchdowns this season (t-1st in SDSU single-season) and now has 38 for his career (3rd in SDSU history).
• Now has 28 touchdowns on the year, a school record, and 52 for his career (3rd in SDSU history).
• Out of his 52 career touchdowns, 38 have been rushing scores, seven kick return, six receiving, and one punt return.
• San Diego State fell to 25-5 over his career when he scores at least one touchdown, 13-1 when he scores multiple times, 19-3 when he rushes for at least one touchdown and 10-1 when he rushes for multiple touchdowns).
• The Aztecs also fell to 15-1 when he rushes for at least 100 yards, 9-1 when he rushes for 150 yards and 5-1 when he eclipses 200 yards.
• Is now ranked third all-time at San Diego State with 3,656 rushing yards.

* Juwan Washington, So., RB (5 att., 44 yds. | 4 KR, 140 yds., 1 TD)
• Rushed five times for 44 yards and returned four kicks for 140 yards and a touchdown.
• Recorded his second kickoff return touchdown of the season and third of his career.
• Recorded his ninth overall touchdown this season and 17th of his career.
• Now has 17 touchdowns (13 rushing, three kick return, one receiving) over the last 20 games.

* Kyahva Tezino, So., LB (17 tackles (11 solo), 2.5 TFL)
• Had a career-high 17 tackles and tied a career high with 2.5 tackles for loss.
• Tezino’s 17-tackle effort marked the first 15-tackle performance for SDSU since Nat Berhe had 15 at Nevada on Oct. 20, 2012.
• He has two career double-figure tackle games, both of which came in his last two outings.

* Ronley Lakalaka, Jr., LB (15 tackles (9 solo), 1.0 TFL))
• Had a career-high 15 tackles, including nine solo. He, along with Tezino, posted SDSU’s first 15-tackle game since Berhe has mentioned above.
• It was his fourth career double-digit tackle game.

* Parker Baldwin, Jr., S (10 tackles (5 solo), 1 FF))
• Recorded 10 tackles, which was his third double-digit tackle game of the year and the fourth of his career.
• He matched his career high with one forced fumble.

Other Notes
• QB Christian Chapman started for the 29th consecutive game, the longest streak on the team (offense/defense).
• RB/KR Rashaad Penny played in his 54th straight game, the longest streak on the team.
• DE Anthony Luke recorded his first career interception.
• Today’s game temperature was 48 degrees.
• Today’s attendance was 35,986.

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